@kanji I too have a system that goes below 40hz, manufacture says
- Frequency response. 21 – 25.000 Hz -3dB.
However, I have and had several bookshelf speakers. These smaller speakers have their place in the market. Probably the #1 reason is space, but sometimes people prefer a smaller profile and clean look.
These speaker, typically 2 drivers, I find have great imaging and easier to integrate into a room. Plus in a smaller space just sound better.
Your absolutes are crazy. Nothing in life that I know of is all encompassing. Is a Porsche able to navigate the Rubicon trail and it not a luxury, or carphile vehicle? Is there a food that satisfies every taste on every occasion and that food not considered the best in its category?
please let me know some absolutes outside the audio industry. I am curious on what you have found.